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Guatemala volcano eruption forces mass evacuation


September 14th, 2012 - 6:22 am ICT by IANS
Mexico, Sep 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated in Guatemala after the Fuego volcano eruption, which the specialists estimate to be the most powerful since ... Read more...

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Sonia visits Jaipur areas devastated by heavy rains


August 30th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 30 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi arrived here Thursday and met people who were affected by heavy rains and are living in relief camps, officials ... Read more...

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Petrochemical investment region in Tamil Nadu approved


August 23rd, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 23 (IANS) The union government has approved setting up of a Petroleum, Chemical and Petrochemical Investment Region (PCPIR) in Cuddalore and Nagapattinam districts of Tamil Nadu, Minister ... Read more...

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Electric tricycles kill 17 in Shanghai


August 7th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Aug 7 (IANS) Electric tricycles and mopeds, provided by the government for handicapped people here in the Chinese business hub, have led to the death of at least 17 ... Read more...

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Notice to governments on mobile phone towers


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday issued notices to the central and the Delhi governments on a plea to ban high-frequency mobile phone towers in ... Read more...

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Widespread rains in Andhra revive farmers’ hopes


July 21st, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 21 (IANS) Widespread rains in Andhra Pradesh since Friday have improved the situation, overcoming the deficit rainfall this monsoon and bringing cheers to farmers, officials said.The incessant ... Read more...

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Four kids among 171 dead in Russian floods


July 10th, 2012 - 7:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS) While floods in Russia's Krasnodar region have killed at least 171 people, the toll includes four children aged between one to 12 in the Krymsk town, ... Read more...

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Putin visits flood affected region


July 8th, 2012 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti)President Vladimir Putin visited Russia's southern town of Krymsk, the worst affected area by floods that hit Krasnodar region Saturday, killing over 100 people overnight.Putin held ... Read more...

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Over 140 dead in Russian floods (Lead)


July 8th, 2012 - 9:12 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A total of 141 people have died in Russia's Krasnodar region which has been devastated by floods, said the government Sunday.According to a spokesman for ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi police to crack down on noise polluters


June 8th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 7 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi Police will launch a campaign starting June 10 to identify violators of laws against noise pollution.The Gulf News daily said in an ... Read more...

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Anti-government gangs blamed for Syria massacre


June 1st, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A preliminary investigation has showed that anti-government armed groups had carried out last week's massacre in Syria's Houla town, Syrian authorities said.When the massacre took ... Read more...

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UNSC discusses Syria at closed-door meeting


May 31st, 2012 - 2:35 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Security Council held a closed-door meeting to discuss the situation in Syria following a massacre of more than 100 civilians in the ... Read more...

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Mobile phone towers in Chandigarh homes to stay, for now (Lead)


May 24th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) In a relief to the telecom service providers and mobile phone users, the Supreme Court Thursday ordered status quo thereby red-flagging the removal of 180 ... Read more...

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Mobile phone towers in Chandigarh homes to stay, for now


May 24th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) In a relief to the telecom service providers and mobile phone users, the Supreme Court Thursday ordered status quo thereby red-flagging the removal of 180 ... Read more...

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Parking rates in Delhi to rise


May 9th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The newly-trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) announced Wednesday that it was likely to increase the parking charges.In the first interaction with the media, commissioners ... Read more...

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GDA issues notices to banks in residential areas


May 7th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, May 7 (IANS) The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) Monday issued notice to banks operating from residential premises in the city and asked them to shift to commercial premises.In the ... Read more...

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Myanmar to buy electricity from China


April 26th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 26 (IANS) Myanmar will buy back 100 megawatts of electricity from China, a major investor in the country's hydro-power projects and receives bulk of the power generated from ... Read more...

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Forest fire in western Mexico burns over 8,000 acres


April 24th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by BNO News
GUADALAJARA, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- Fast-moving wildfires in Mexico's western state of Jalisco have burned over 8,000 acres (3,237 hectares) in less than three days, officials said on early Tuesday. There have ... Read more...

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Seven killed in twin Syrian blasts


April 5th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 4 (IANS) Twin blasts ripped through two residential areas in the Syrian capital of Damascus Wednesday, killing seven people and injuring many others, media reports said.The first explosion ... Read more...

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Russia urges Syria to call off troops


April 3rd, 2012 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian authorities should "make the first step" towards restoring peace in the country by pulling troops and tanks out of rebellious cities and towns, Russian ... Read more...

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Police cameras to watch ‘devils on wheel’


March 20th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Delhi Police is installing cameras at accident prone roads to rein in speeding "devils at wheels", an official said Tuesday.Joint Commissioner Satyendra Garg posted ... Read more...

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Russia to scrap 3 mn tonnes of ammunition


February 2nd, 2012 - 7:49 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Defence Ministry is planning to dispose of three million tonnes of ammunition by the end of 2013 after its service life expired, said ... Read more...

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Noida seals offices in residential areas


February 1st, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, Feb 1 (IANS) The Noida Authority Wednesday began implementing the Supreme Court directive against commercial establishments being run from residential areas, sealing 11 premises, including eight banks.The establishments ... Read more...

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4,472 industries to exit Delhi residential areas


January 13th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) A total of 4,472 industrial units functioning in Delhi's residential and non-conforming areas will be moved out and set up in the capital's new industrial ... Read more...

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Taps freeze in chilly Kashmir


January 11th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 11 (IANS) Water taps, lakes and other water bodies continued to freeze Wednesday as both the maximum and the minimum temperatures remained below zero degrees Celsius in ... Read more...

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Manali freezes at minus 7 degrees


January 10th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 10 (IANS) A day after moderate snowfall in Himachal Pradesh, the state saw a bright, sunny Tuesday morning. But it followed a bone-chilling night.The picturesque tourist resort of ... Read more...

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Cyclone Thane makes landfall in Tamil Nadu (Lead)


December 30th, 2011 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Chennai/Puducherry Dec 30 (IANS) Cyclone Thane, packing wind speed of 140 kmph, made landfall on the coast between Cuddalore in Tamil and Puducherry Friday morning, officials of the Indian Meteorological ... Read more...

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Russia’s space industry in crisis: Official


December 24th, 2011 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's space industry needs an influx of new faces to overcome its current crisis, the head of the country's space agency said after a satellite ... Read more...

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Police give out 10,000 sweets to drunk students


December 5th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The police in Britain have figured out a way to keep rowdy students quiet. In an unprecedented move, the police have bought about 10,000 sweets and intend ... Read more...

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Sweet sop for rowdy students in Britain


December 4th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Police in Britain's Durham city will hand out 10,000 sweets to students to remind them to be quiet while returning home from a night out.Launched as ... Read more...

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At least eight civilians killed, dozens injured in Yemen’s Taiz province


October 6th, 2011 - 1:25 am ICT by BNO News
TAIZ, YEMEN (BNO NEWS) -- At least eight civilians were killed and dozens more were injured on early Wednesday when Yemeni government forces attacked protesters in the southern province of Taiz, medics ... Read more...

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Heavy rains kill 11 in Bihar


September 26th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 26 (IANS) Heavy rains have caused widespread havoc in Bihar and killed at least 11 people, including three children and two women, officials said Monday.All victims were killed ... Read more...

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DSIIDC allots 51 industrial plots


September 22nd, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The Delhi State Industrial Infrastructure Development Corp (DSIIDC) has allotted 51 industrial plots to applicants seeking to relocate their industries from residential areas.The draw took ... Read more...

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Metro to build two stations near airport


September 21st, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Delhi Metro plans to add two more stations near the domestic airport in the upcoming Janakpuri West-Kalindi Kunj corridor, an official said Wednesday. "In the ... Read more...

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Two more bridges across Yamuna in Delhi Metro Phase-III


September 15th, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is planning to construct two more bridges across Yamuna river in its Phase-III project to cover more residential areas.The ... Read more...

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